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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Haverhill Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Participating in Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

 

            Concord – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Trevor Ahearn, 28, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, a drug trafficking organization employed the defendant to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England States, including New Hampshire.  On each day that the defendant worked, the organization provided him with at least one 200-gram bag of fentanyl and expected him to sell it and return approximately $6,000 in proceeds. In addition to Ahearn, 33 defendants have been charged with participating in this conspiracy.

            Ahearn previously pleaded guilty on October 23, 2018. 

            “Fentanyl is clearly the most dangerous of the illegal drugs commonly sold in New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “The transportation of this lethal substance into our state must be stopped. In order to prevent deaths and overdoses, we will remain focused in our effort to arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate the traffickers who are engaged in this deadly trade.”  

           “New Hampshire is in the midst of a devastating opioid crisis, as deaths from fentanyl climb,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle.  “The DEA will continue to use every resource available to identify those like Mr. Ahern, who are coming from out of state to contribute to this crisis.  DEA’s top priority is combatting the opioid epidemic by working with our local, county, state and federal law enforcement partners to bring to justice anyone who distributes deadly drugs.”

           This investigation was conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

            The case was a collaborative investigation that involved the DEA; the New Hampshire State Police; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; the Nashua Police Department; the Massachusetts State Police; the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office; the Essex County District Attorney’s Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; United States Customs and Border Protection Boston Field Office; the United States Marshals Service; the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service; the Manchester Police Department; the Lisbon Police Department; the Littleton Police Department; the Seabrook Police Department; the Haverhill (MA) Police Department; the Methuen (MA) Police Department; the Lowell (MA) Police Department; and the Maine State Police.

             The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky and Seth R. Aframe.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Press Release Number: 
19-100
Updated June 12, 2019